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your gonna get peeved off with me but where do i go now, in a nutshell my comp is like a snail on the freeway ......going nowhere fast ok thanks for the previous replies but where do i go now heres a list of specs for you guys to try to help me out............and another question is it just as easy as buying a ram stick slotting it in and wow ill stop asking so much Qs im confusing myself

pentium 4 3 ghz
voltage1.3
multiplier x15
fsb 200mhz
bus speed 800mhz
bus width 256
mobo = microstar international
ram is 512 mb sdr dr ram

thanks again
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what frequency is the ram?
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1x320GB, 1x750GB CD/DVD+-RW Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 & Arch Linux 64bit 19inch Acer X193W 
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your gonna get peeved off with me but where do i go now, in a nutshell my comp is like a snail on the freeway ......going nowhere fast ok thanks for the previous replies but where do i go now heres a list of specs for you guys to try to help me out............and another question is it just as easy as buying a ram stick slotting it in and wow ill stop asking so much Qs im confusing myself

pentium 4 3 ghz
voltage1.3
multiplier x15
fsb 200mhz
bus speed 800mhz
bus width 256
mobo = microstar international
ram is 512 mb sdr dr ram


thanks again
Well getting another 512mb of ram will do you alot of good especially if you are using windows XP plus if your motherboard isnt DDR ram then tha would be a worthy upgrade but you will have to replace your ram with DDR...If you are having problems with windows being slow check out my FAQS im my sig.
post #4 of 10
Basically yes--just get the kind your mobo supports (DDR DDR2 and the speed)
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if your processor is of the same standard as the rest of your pc then i dont see why it should be slow. Spyware and drive fragmentation will most likely be the cause.
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post #6 of 10
First off, welcome to the forums, just as a tip since you are new; fill out your system specs in your user profile so we can quickly reference them as we are helping answer your questions. I also support getting more RAM, 1GB is pretty standard these days, dual-channel if it is supported by your board.
post #7 of 10
Ditto that on the specs...and you must have some other issue to make that rig of yours so slow--even at stock speeds a 3.0 is still pretty decent.
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post #8 of 10
I reckon hes having problem with windows...Maybe a reinstall or optimize is needed.
post #9 of 10
I second the issue with Windows or the need to run antispyware software, even maybe a HD defrag. With those system specs there is no reason your computer should be running that slow. I would first use your favorite antispyware program and makesure that's all clean, then see if your HD needs to be defragged. If that's not the issue I would try a clean reinstall of Windows. I'm sure that will take of all your issues, then in the future I would consider upgrading your ram to at least 1gb.
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post #10 of 10
Is it slow all the time, on all tasks?

Download SuperPi and run a 1M test, see what it says, that could tell you a little.


I agree with everyone else, it sounds like your Windows registry is bloated, your HD needs a major defrag, and/or some spyware/mal-ware is draggin you down.

buy a new stick of 512 ram to boost you to 1GB (be sure to match speed, and get the same brand if possible) and defrag your HD, check your system for bugs and spyware.........if it's still slow, you should reformat your HD and re-install windows...........
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